Originally I was going to use today to share some recipes that might be perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ or gathering. After all, that's what Memorial Day weekend is all about...an extra day off of work, the kick off to summer, and grilling out, right?
(source)Sadly, this year the true meaning of Memorial Day, so often overlooked, hits a little closer to home. One of my brother's childhood best friends was recently critically injured when an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) went off near him, where he was deployed in Afghanistan. All around the world people prayed for Sam and his recovery, but God had other plans, and he died last Saturday.
My heart goes out to Sam's family, as they mourn and honor their son and brother this weekend. Take some time this weekend to reflect on what Memorial Day is really all about--the amazing men and women who have bravely lost their lives serving our nation!